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Force Unleashed hits 7m sales

LucasArts’ third person action adventure Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has now sold 7m units worldwide, the publisher has confirmed to GameSpot. The game was first released in September 2008 and shot straight to the top of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, enjoying the biggest ever release …

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Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics sells 6m

One of the most successful IP marriages of recent times continues to perform for Sega at retail with news that Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games has now sold over 6m copies worldwide. The game was first released in October and debuted at number five in the ELSPA …

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PS3 sales reach 33.5m

The long-term aim of surpassing Xbox 360 to cement second place in hardware race looks one step closer for Sony this morning with news that PS3 unit sales have now hit 33.5m worldwide. The most recent figures from Microsoft say that Xbox 360 has sold 39m units globally. It was …

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Warner ships 1m Scribblenauts

Publisher Warner Interactive has announced that it has shipped over 1m copies of its critically acclaimed DS title Scribblenauts since it was first released last September. The game uses an innovative mechanic that requires users to spell out the name objects needed to solve puzzles and fight enemies. To date …

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UFC 2009 passes 3.5m shipped

It was one of the surprise hits of last year, and now THQ has stated that 3.5m copies of its licensed fighting simulator UFC 2009 have been shipped worldwide. We are excited that so many fans around the world have helped us achieve these impressive milestones in our debut year,” …

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Mass Effect 2 sales top 2m

Publisher EA has confirmed that, according to internal estimates, Mass Effect 2 has already sold over 2m copies worldwide. It was released in the US on Tuesday and hit UK retail today. The game currently boasts a Metacritic average of 96 per cent, making it the second highest rated Xbox …

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BBC readies multiple Doctor Who games

BBC Worldwide has told MCV that talks are underway to turn Doctor Who into an array of new games. Last week the broadcaster exclusively revealed via MCV that it plans to re-enter games – after killing off its BBC Multimedia division in 2005. As part of the move, a variety …

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DS software sales hit 688m units

As DS hardware sales pass the 125m unit sales mark worldwide, Nintendo has revealed that DS software sales have now reached 688m globally. Sales of Wii software now stand at 510m units – joining Wii hardware sales of 67m units. New Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii Sports Resort and Wii …

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BBC games boss named

BBC Worldwide has named former EA and Yahoo exec Robert Nashak as EVP of digital entertainment as part of its games strategy reboot. The news comes after yesterday’s revelation that the broadcaster is courting both publishers and developers to turn Doctor Who, Top Gear, In The Night Garden and many, …

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Modern Warfare 2 sales hit $1bn

Publisher Activision has confirmed that total sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have just passed $1bn worldwide, according to the firm’s own internal estimates. The milestone arrives almost two months to the day since Modern Warfare 2 was released on November 14th 2009. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare …

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